28 Legislatures [26 States, 2 Territories] have introduced the HWB

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HWB News

September 5, 2014

MA workplace bullying advocate profiled

WBI partner, Greg Sorozan, described his work as a “patient activist” to Dr. Lisa Gualteri of Tufts University School of Medicine. Greg is a mental health counselor, the President of SEIU/NAGE Local 282, Massachusetts State Coordinator for the Healthy Workplace Bill, co-director of the Mass. Healthy Workplace Advocates, and graduate of

August 20, 2014

ABA: Understanding the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

Understanding Workplace-Bullying Legislation By Randi Melnick American Bar Association, August 13, 2014 Labor-and-employment attorneys hear countless tales of abuse suffered by employees in the workplace. Employees subjected to mean-spirited or degrading treatment can often feel helpless, or even if they are proactive and make a complaint to human

August 13, 2014

WBI Podcast: Destructive pragmatic politicians

WBI Podcast 41 Pragmatic politics used to be considered a virtue, but it really means sacrificing the principles of representing the people to support corporations. With respect to the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill, compromises have gutted the bill, extending the rights of employers instead of employees. This brand of pragmatism is destructi

August 6, 2014

MA session ends without passing the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill

Another legislative session ended on July 31 in Massachusetts. The Speaker of the House did not allow a vote on the popular Healthy Workplace Bill. The bill, HB 1766, had cleared the relevant joint committee and was slated for a vote (third reading). The very active Massachusetts Healthy Workplace Advocates in conjunction with MA unions, especially

July 29, 2014

NH workplace bullying bill vetoed by governor

Gov. Hassan Vetoes Workplace Bullying Bill By Holly Ramer, Associated Press, July 28, 2014 CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Gov. Maggie Hassan vetoed a bill Monday aimed at protecting New Hampshire state employees from abusive work environments, saying it was well-intentioned but unworkable. Lawmakers passed the measure after hearing from current and former

July 28, 2014

NY State Senator candidate Everly Brown to walk against workplace bullying, for the HWB

A candidate for NY State Senate District 10, Everly Brown, is a man committed to ending Workplace Bullying. This is a national first. Brown, a Rosedale Queens resident, is gathering signatures to demand that current State Senate leaders to pass the WBI anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill (S3863/A4965) NOW !!! Brown will hand deliver the petitions

July 22, 2014

Stupid state lawmakers deliberately distort science

“Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.” Mark Twain I’m starting to sound like my father and can’t believe I question nearly every day “what is this world coming to?” Near the top of my “it’s all going to hell” list is America’s turning i

July 14, 2014

Healthy Workplace Bill legislation: A 2014 perspective on distorted amendments

The Healthy Workplace Campaign is WBI’s effort to enact anti-bullying legislation for the American workplace state by state. The model bill is called the Healthy Workplace Bill (HWB). Features of the HWB • Suffolk University Law Professor David C. Yamada, text author, used federal Title VII Civil Rights laws as basis • Defines

July 14, 2014

Workplace Bullying: Support for U.S. Laws

SUPPORT FOR A LAW in 2014 Question: Do you support or oppose enactment of a new law that would protect all workers from repeated abusive mistreatment in addition to protections against illegal discrimination and harassment? The respondents who answered this question were individuals who were directly bullied, those who had witnessed it, the few who

July 10, 2014

HR Exec: Taking Aim at Workplace Bullies

By David Shadovitz | Human Resource Executive, July 10, 2014 Anti-bullying legislation continues to gain momentum in state legislatures, with Tennessee becoming the first state to pass anti-bullying legislation. On June 17, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the Healthy Workplace Act, a law that affects the practices of state and local gove

About the Campaign

An Appeal to U.S. State Legislators


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This is the official home of the national grassroots legislative movement to enact the anti-bullying Healthy Workplace Bill. The HWB is the boldest proposed change to U.S. employment law in 40 years. We are a volunteer network of citizen activists working since 2002 in many states to pass the bill into law.

Current discrimination and harassment laws rarely address bullying concerns. Bullying is four times more prevalent than illegal discrimination, but is still legal in the U.S. People deserve more protection against arbitrary cruelty that has nothing to do with work.







"Sometimes I wonder if we shall ever grow up in our politics and say definite things which mean something, or whether we shall always go on using generalities to which everyone can subscribe, and which mean very little." -- Eleanor Roosevelt